Arif-billah Shaykh Dr. Abdul Hayy ‘Arifi (Allah have mercy on him) said,
‘I tell you the synopsis of my (80 years of) life.
The catalysts for changing dust to gold are,
1. Get the blessed supplications (dua) from the pious (awliya) as much as possible
2. Respect the elderly
3. Be thankful for each and every bounty of Allah.’
Malfoozat e Arifi 168